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Ramen
06-16-2010, 08:52 PM
ITT We'll all post one album, with the artcover, a short description of it and your personal opinion. Then we'll provide examples of standout tracks or send PM's to acquire the albums. The next person will then listen to some of these songs, give their thoughts and opinions and then make a post of their own. Rinse, repeat, enjoy.

I'll get us started with this little gem: Streetlight Manifesto's "Everything Goes Numb." (Ska/Punk)

http://ericking.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/streetlight_manifesto_-_everything_goes_numb.jpg

Most of you guys have probably at least heard of the band, but this album is just golden. Tom Kalnoky's writing is top-knotch, the bands style is a ray of light in an all too stale genre, and the horns are magnificent. This has got to be one of my top 5 albums. The opening track starts the album off strong, with Tom just belting out a string of lines that keep you hooked on the whole album. Oh, and they put out one hell of a live show.

Standout tracks:

"Everything Went Numb"
YouTube - Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XKs8TsY3XI)

"If and When We Rise Again"
YouTube - streetlight manifesto "If And When We Rise Again" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5WxdN6SG_g)

"Here's to Life"
YouTube - streetlight manifesto "heres to life" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyhIjhIsh0I)

"A Moment of Silence"
YouTube - Streetlight manifesto - a moment of silence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFkcj4iDvM)

Videon
06-16-2010, 09:32 PM
I honestly don't see how it would be possible to sit through that whole album. I could barely listen to those entire songs. They kill the enjoyment you get from listen to a marching band and the singing sucks. I like anything from classical to country but that was not my cup of tea.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Ozzy_Osbourne_Diary_of_a_Madman.jpg

This was Randy Rhoad's best work to date. The production quality was way above par(not so with Blizzard of Ozz). His talents were superbly refined at this point. It is in my opinion the Magnum Opus of metal. Even though Randy didn't actually like the album(it was rushed, written on the road and somewhat unfinished as can be seen on "Little Dolls" where he never got to put down his solo), it was a perfect example of a guitar god in his youth. The epicness that is felt by the time the title track is over is only a taste of what was in store for us if Randy would have survived.


Crank up the volume as the outro fades out to hear all of his improvised solo.
YouTube - Ozzy Osbourne - Tonight (with original bass and drum parts) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thtu40Ve6Qk)

This is one of my favorites off the album
YouTube - Ozzy Osbourne - S.A.T.O. (with original bass and drum parts) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oolB6BK4BRU)

This is it. The greatest metal song of all time. Ozzy says the solo for this one is the best piece of guitar he'd ever heard. The intro is majestic and the interlude is just beautiful.
YouTube - Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman (with original bass and drum parts) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_x73QVW2-g)

Ramen
06-16-2010, 10:47 PM
I've gotta say, that was a fucking awesome album and I've gotta agree with that being a fucking awesome metal record. Randy was just consistent and nailing all those songs. The guitar was top-notch.

http://www.amiright.com/album-cover-themes/images/album-Brand-New-Deja-Entendu.jpg

Brand New's "Deja Entendu" is their second and quite possibly, best album. With The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me" at a close second. The band drops their teenage-angst driven influence from their first album and grow into a more "mature" and introspective band. This album shows off Jesse Lacey's talent and ability as a lyricist, with gems such as Jaws Theme Swimming to fan favorites like The Quiet Things... and Play Crack the Sky, this album is consistent in being lyrically and musically strong.

The standout tracks include "I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light," which has some great lyrics and powerful rhythms. "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot," a staple for any Brand New fan and a song that has seen hundreds, if not thousands, of covers online. But my favorite track on the album has to be "Good to Know that if I Ever Need Attention, All I Have To Do is Die" The lyrics, the music, the singing, it's all too good and the way the bass and guitar are played are both haunting and beautiful.

I can't do this album justice, and in all fairness, it does have weak points for some people. This is something that should at least be given a listen to once.

YouTube - Brand New - I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light(Demo) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPeoMCG9q6k)
YouTube - Brand New - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oA4hepvIWc)
YouTube - 10. If I Ever Need Attention, All I Have to do is Die (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYabr3xqjDM)

riskitforabiscuit
06-17-2010, 12:22 AM
http://www.thickspecs.com/my_weblog/images/2008/06/17/slint_spiderland.jpg

Slint - Spiderland

Released in 1991, Spiderland was an album from relatively unknown Kentucky post-rock/math-rock band Slint. Produced by Steve Albini, the album contains just six songs of pure genius. Most tracks are centred around spoken word parts and almost screamed parts, revolving around excellent guitar playing and highly melodically interesting sections throughout. There is little that can really be said to effectively describe the minimalist nature of this album, all I can say that is that I cannot see why anybody wouldn't like it and it became an instant obsession of mine the first time I heard it. The general vibe of this album is dark and sombre, yet not in a depressing or saddening way. I feel the range of emotions and general introspection on the album adds to its intruiging nature and there is always something new I find in it every time I hear it. Get this album right now.

YouTube - Slint - Washer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yEgcb167k4)

millerbestmedia
06-17-2010, 05:10 AM
I've gotta say, that was a fucking awesome album and I've gotta agree with that being a fucking awesome metal record. Randy was just consistent and nailing all those songs. The guitar was top-notch.

http://www.amiright.com/album-cover-themes/images/album-Brand-New-Deja-Entendu.jpg

Brand New's "Deja Entendu" is their second and quite possibly, best album. With The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me" at a close second. The band drops their teenage-angst driven influence from their first album and grow into a more "mature" and introspective band. This album shows off Jesse Lacey's talent and ability as a lyricist, with gems such as Jaws Theme Swimming to fan favorites like The Quiet Things... and Play Crack the Sky, this album is consistent in being lyrically and musically strong.

The standout tracks include "I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light," which has some great lyrics and powerful rhythms. "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot," a staple for any Brand New fan and a song that has seen hundreds, if not thousands, of covers online. But my favorite track on the album has to be "Good to Know that if I Ever Need Attention, All I Have To Do is Die" The lyrics, the music, the singing, it's all too good and the way the bass and guitar are played are both haunting and beautiful.

I can't do this album justice, and in all fairness, it does have weak points for some people. This is something that should at least be given a listen to once.

YouTube - Brand New - I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light(Demo) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPeoMCG9q6k)
YouTube - Brand New - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oA4hepvIWc)
YouTube - 10. If I Ever Need Attention, All I Have to do is Die (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYabr3xqjDM)

I've always liked 'Not the Sun' by Brand New.
I'll try have a listen of all these songs being posted.

To avoid clutter I'm not gonna post an album of my own before more people critic the first few.

EDIT: Just listened to "Everything Goes Numb" by Streelight Manifesto.
Can't say I enjoyed it. It seemed a bit too stressful and action-packed, and I didnt like the lead singer's harsh voice.

Straightly_Krooked23
06-17-2010, 05:12 AM
I'm just waiting for an album/band that I would actually listen to, haha.

riskitforabiscuit
06-17-2010, 06:19 AM
I'm just waiting for an album/band that I would actually listen to, haha.
Just get Spiderland by Slint, there is no possible way you won't like it.

hanyo66
06-17-2010, 07:29 AM
i"m going to listen to that Brand New album today, my friend is in love with them

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Silent Alarm by Bloc Party

From wiki:
Silent Alarm is the debut studio album by British indie rock band Bloc Party. Recorded in Copenhagen and London in mid-2004 with producer Paul Epworth, it was first released on 2 February 2005 in Japan, with Wichita Recordings as the primary label. The record peaked at number three on the United Kingdom Albums Chart. In the United States, it entered the Billboard 200 at number 114 and the Billboard Top Independent Albums at number seven. The double A-side "So Here We Are/Positive Tension", "Banquet", and "Pioneers" were released as singles. Silent Alarm went on to achieve worldwide sales of over one million copies.

Bloc Party aimed to create an album that appealed to followers of different musical genres. Building on the arrangements in their demo songs recorded in 2004, the band members moulded tracks largely through live takes during the Silent Alarm studio sessions. The compositional focus was on rhythm and the drum and bass parts, while lyricist Kele Okereke's writing examined the feelings and hopes of young adults, including views on global politics. Following the album's completion, Bloc Party embarked on promotional tours before its release.

Silent Alarm garnered widespread critical acclaim. Praise often centred on its fast tempo and passionate delivery. The record was generally treated as showcasing the potential high quality of British music. Later in 2005, it was remixed as Silent Alarm Remixed and was re-released with bonus tracks to coincide with Bloc Party's worldwide touring schedule. The album has received accolades throughout the music industry since its release.

Standout Tracks:
YouTube - Bloc Party - Banquet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdkmhquF60o)
YouTube - Bloc Party - This Modern Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oRlpGyI1rg)
YouTube - Bloc Party - The Pioneers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-hYeqMlpB4)
YouTube - Bloc Party - So Here We are (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzZQJZdcCU4)

Fucccccck I love this album so much

Punk.
06-17-2010, 08:34 AM
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The Taxpayers - A Rhythm in the Cages
It's also free to download from Jeff Rosenstocks QuoteUnquote Records!
Go here; http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur031.htm
(You can listen to the songs on the site)

This is a spectacular fucking album all around, I think. It's folky and a tad punkish, and it's just wonderful. I'm sure most of you here in SBC:Music would enjoy it for sure. Give a listen! I don't know what else to say, really. Free and music is the best.

some of the best songs on the album must be "Bike Cops", "Cuyahoga Canal", and "White Walls", among many others!

baker_skater
06-17-2010, 08:55 AM
Common Rider - This is Unity Music

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_IaHF4e_priU/SkqzFOLvcsI/AAAAAAAAACE/766FLMSds3o/s400/common+rider.jpg
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/a55c2d000a9785ac814ee300588debb5/201633.jpg


The band consists of Jesse Michaels(singer/guitarist), frontman from Operation Ivy, Mass Giorgini(bass) and Dan Lumley(drums) from Squirtgun. It's their second album, first being Last Wave Rockers. LWRs dealt more with personal lyrics, this album is more about society. The band takes influence from ska, punk, reggae and alittle jazz but I wouldn't know exactly what kind of band to label them. Never heard another lyricist put as much emotion and passion into singing then Jesse and CR is among my top favorite bands. The music fits the lyrics perfectly, in my opinion, and doesn't fail to give the wrong mood, from Blackbirds vs Crows, which deals with how messed up it is that people of the same breed fight each other, to One Ton, which is about how one song can change the world. If you like Op Ivy, Squirtgun, or just punk/ska in general, or even if not, still give them a listen. They don't get the recognition they deserve.

YouTube - Common Rider - Blackbirds Vs. Crows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McAS-9tbgDM)[/URL]

YouTube - Common Rider - Small Pebble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtXTgtF16Iw)[/URL]

YouTube - Common Rider - Midnight Passenger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p7xqhgtQ2M)[/URL]

Ramen
06-17-2010, 09:05 AM
Riskit - The song you posted was absolutely haunting, would you mind sending a PM of the album?

Hanyo - It's hard not to like Bloc Party, it's an overall great album. I think I actually have a copy of it lying around somewhere, might pop it back into the stereo.

Punk. - Everyone likes free music, and I've always liked your musical taste and that album is well worth the download.

Gonna post a favorite, The Receiving End of Sirens' Between the Heart and the Synapse.

http://www.mp3boo.com/cover-album/detail_image.php.jpeg

This has to be one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. TREOS mixes a sort of post-hardcore feel with more experimental and sometimes ambient tones into something that is both powerful and beautiful. This album came out in 2005, and it's still magnificent. The lyrical content suggests that this is a concept album, with the recurring phrase "This is the last night in my body..." The buildup is magnificent and there was never a dull moment for me while listening.

My top 3 tracks have to be:
1. This Armistice
YouTube - This Armistice - The Receiving End Of Sirens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s8QQD-wzc8)
2. Dead Men Tell No Tales
YouTube - The Receiving End of Sirens - Dead Men Tell No Tales (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy8NrHSJVnM)
3. The Evidence
YouTube - The Receiving End Of Sirens- The Evidence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HLLmTA-CZs&feature=related)

You can even stream the whole album on their myspace, found at:
http://www.myspace.com/thereceivingendofsirens/music/albums/between-the-heart-and-the-synapse-10386332

It's a shame the band broke up when they did, but the fall of this band also sparked the rise of The Dear Hunter, and equally awesome band.

Punk.
06-18-2010, 02:48 AM
^ That was quite the enjoyable album.

Baker skater - Common Rider is fucking sweet. I'd also suggest their first album "Last Wave Rockers". It's even better, imo.

Alsoooo

http://www.quoteunquoterecords.com/qur033/cover.png

Chewing on Tinfoil - Get Rich or Try Dyin'
This one is free as well!
http://www.quoteunquoterecords.com/qur033.htm
Whoa! It's our first ska band AND our first international band! Chewing on Tinfoil are five awesome guys from Dublin who have been helping out the DIY community over there for years. Plus, their first full length has that punk/ska/everythingelse vibe that Asian Man Records had in the 1990's, the kind of music that made kids all over the place realize they should be in bands. Hell yeah! - From the site

It's like a folk ska punk thing, it's really quite awesome.

baker_skater
06-18-2010, 05:27 AM
^ That was quite the enjoyable album.

Baker skater - Common Rider is fucking sweet. I'd also suggest their first album "Last Wave Rockers". It's even better, imo.

I thought so when I first started listening to them but Unity Music grew on me alot. They're about the same for me now and my mood determines which I'll throw on.

xninjadude03
06-18-2010, 07:10 AM
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur003.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur004.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur002.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur013.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur022.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur038.htm

Do it because I said so.

Ramen
06-18-2010, 10:10 AM
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur003.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur004.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur002.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur013.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur022.htm
http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur038.htm

Do it because I said so.

I honestly don't think I'd have the attention span needed to listen to all those albums in just a few sittings.

This was a surprising find.

http://www.eyeballrecords.com/images.d/release/thumbnail/337/profile/eye20054.jpg

Just gonna take a review off an Amazon user because I really can't come up with the words to do this some justice.



This is one of the most amazing albums I have ever listened to. It changes speeds often, and every switch works well. The vocalist is able to switch between screaming and singing so smoothly that you can't even notice the switches unless you pay very close attention. Though the violin stands out more than any of the other instruments because of how uncommon it is for this type of band, all of the instrumentals are beautiful and distinct. I especially enjoyed the way that they give the bass more power than most bands do and made it really suit their distinct style. So far, this is my favorite Kiss Kiss release.

Genre-wise, it's got elements of post-hardcore and emo (without the bastardization it has now.) And the violin is really noticeable and actually very well used. Most of the songs are about the singers girlfriend backstabbing him I think, his voice is an acquired taste.

YouTube - Sixth Sense (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWIreTp4Ix0)
YouTube - Kiss Kiss - Machines (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii06KudIL0w)
YouTube - KISS KISS - "Dress Up" AKA "Shits In Suits" LIVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxC2n4-bQBI) (second half of the song is just fun to hear.)